BOCA RATON, Fla. – The Lynn University women's basketball team came into the de Hoernle Sports and Cultural Center on Saturday afternoon looking to avenge a one-point loss earlier this season against Embry-Riddle, and the Fighting Knights did this with relative ease, downing the Eagles at home, 64-47. The Blue and White took the 33-32 lead with 9:12 in the third quarter, the defense stepped up and never looked back, closing out the win and ending their previous four-game losing streak.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Lynn 64, Embry-Riddle 47
Records: Lynn (9-10, 3-8 SSC), Embry-Riddle (13-6)
Location: de Hoernle Sports and Cultural Center | Boca Raton, Fla.
All-time Series: Embry-Riddle leads the series, 3-1
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STATS OF THE GAME:
- Two members of the home squad were able to score in double digits this afternoon, Paola Vazquez Concepcion with 17, and coming off the bench was Shaunt'e Tucker adding 10 to the team's scoring column.
- The Fighting Knights were able to dominate the paint, outscoring the Eagles 28-16. Embry-Riddle outrebounded Lynn 45-41, but Janay Williams led all players with 12 boards. Senior center Marta Oledzka flirted with a double-double, scoring seven points, grabbing nine rebounds and swatting the ball away four times.
- The visiting squad never got in a rhythm offensively, hitting 18-of-68 from the floor (26.5%), while the Fighting Knights shot more efficiently, 25-of-56 for 44.6%.
- The Blue and White were able to take advantage of the Eagle turnovers, scoring 15 points off turnovers.
- Lynn plays nine players per game, and proved to have a deeper bench in this one, outscoring the opponent, 20-5. Seven of the nine Fighting Knights scored at least six points to contribute to the balanced scoring effort.
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:
- This victory ended what was a four-game losing skid.
- Williams's double-digit rebound performance was her eighth of the season, and was just three shy of her season-high.
- Vazquez Concepcion's 17 points is her eleventh game to score more than 15 points in a contest.
- Jaylen Snipes recorded five assists for the second straight game, and this is her tenth time to dish out at least five in one game this season. She currently is second in the SSC in assists per contest with 4.4 per game.
- This victory against the Embry-Riddle Eagles was the first in program history.
The Fighting Knights get back into SSC play, hosting the Barry Bucs on Wednesday, Feb. 1, with tip-off set for 5:30 pm.